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Sunday, March 19 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Using station hops in the social studies classroom.

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This presentation will help teachers effectively design and incorporate station hops into middle and high school social studies classrooms. Station hops are an effective way to replace direct instruction with student-centered approaches. We will begin the presentation with the basic premise and purpose of station hops in the social studies classroom. This will lead to a demonstration of examples of station hops that focus on either mastering a skill or a historical event. Included is a lesson on analyzing political cartoons of the gilded age, primary documents of the age of Enlightenment, and an in-depth examination of the effects of the California Gold Rush. After sharing these lessons, we will workshop with teachers on designing their own station hops. We will demonstrate how to use the Library of Congress and the National Archives to help create effective and interactive station hops.

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Dean Vesperman

Assistant Professor, Luther College
I am an assistant professor of education at Luther College. I received my undergraduate degree from UW-Oshkosh, where I studied with Dr. Stephen Rose. I taught for 11+ years in Southeast Wisconsin. I earned my Ph.D. from Indiana University where I studied under Dr. Keith Barton. I teach secondary and elementary social studies methods, general methods, and educational psychology.



Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
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